Clean Energy & Sustainability
What is clean energy?
Clean energy provides the same power to homes and businesses as traditional energy sources without generating as many harmful pollutants or greenhouse gasses. This helps to minimize the effects of climate change while still providing the energy needed for our daily lives. Clean energy generated from green options like wind and solar is even better because these sources are abundant and will help us achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.
New York sustainability
We already power homes and businesses across New York with quality, reliable and safe service, and now we’re committed to transitioning toward cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy. Local sustainability initiatives will help increase the use of clean energy and, in doing so, decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
A fossil free future
One of the best ways to create a more sustainable New York is to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. To play our part, we have committed to completely eliminating fossil fuels from our gas and electric systems by 2050. Fossil fuels will be replaced with clean sources of energy like renewable natural gas and green hydrogen. We are already working with policymakers, regulators, and our customers to make this transition as seamless as possible. Learn more about our clean energy vision.
- provide grants that support eco-friendly community projects
- build on new ideas that make clean energy more accessible
- connect our youth and those in need with job opportunities in clean energy
- restore and maintain local parks
- support New York renewable energy projects with funding and partnership opportunities
- support the development of new clean energy businesses.
Partnering for clean and sustainable energy
Schenectady smart cities
In this smart city project we’re partnering with the City of Schenectady to replace 4,200 streetlights with smart, LED lights. These energy efficiency upgrades will lower energy costs and reduce energy consumption. Over time, the information gained from this program can be applied to other public services to build a more efficient New York smart city.
Fruit belt community solar pilot
We’re focusing this neighborhood solar project on the installation of solar power systems in low and moderate-income neighborhoods. We will install 74 rooftop solar PV systems to provide 500 kilowatts of clean energy in communities who otherwise would not have access.
Energy savings programs
Check out some energy efficiency upgrades you can implement in your home, along with other energy efficiency savings programs that can save you money on your next energy bill Click here to learn more about our programs.
Want to learn more about our local sustainability initiatives? Contact us today at ProjectC@nationalgrid.com to see how you can get involved.
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